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OVID is home to an eclectic array of TV and film series: from two British sketch-comedy series made in 1967 and 1968 - both precursors to Monty Python, to a quirky Australian series of short animated films on football (soccer!)

Recently we've added the second season of our most popular drama series, MAISON CLOSE. And of course the greatest strength of OVID's collection is documentaries and a recent addition is WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE about the rise of the religious right in American politics. So there's a lot to choose from for those of you inclined to dig-in. (Note the effort to avoid using the word "binge.")

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  • Through the Mirror of Chess: A Cultural Exploration

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    A captivating 4-part docuseries examining the remarkable impact of chess on culture, art, science, and sport. These films take the viewer on an exhilarating journey across a wide range of times and places touching on cultural history, the nature of competitiveness, AI, psychology, game theory, ch...

  • The Adventurers of Modern Art (series)

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    Adapted from Dan Franck’s literary trilogy Bohemian Paris, Libertad! and Midnight, the story plunges us into Parisian life at the beginning of the twentieth century, a hotbed of artistic creation with the blossoming of Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism. Through illustrations, animation and ...

  • Generation War (series)

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    Valor, courage, and betrayal come to the fore in this remarkable epic that shows the everyday realities of wartime life from a deeply personal perspective. Billed as a German Band of Brothers, GENERATION WAR vividly depicts the lives of five young German friends forced to navigate the unconsciona...

  • Artists and Love (2 Seasons)

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    From Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, ARTISTS & LOVE delves into the tumultuous romantic and creative partnerships that shaped some of the towering figures of modern art. Over the course of two seasons, directors Stéphanie Colaux and Delphine Deloget chronicl...

  • Day Zero (series)

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    Day Zero can be a starting point or an end. Surely it’s a turning point in history. Are we saving this planet for the future or are we destroying our environment to gain more economic growth? Through the eyes of people living close to nature, we are invited to experience pristine nature at risk a...

  • The Village (series)

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    Back in the 1970s, the southern French village of Lussas bet its economic future on documentary film—launching an annual festival that would become renowned. Now, the village is making an even bigger gamble, going all-in with the construction of a state-of-the-art post-production and training cen...

  • Mondovino the Series: The Human Drama (And Comedy) of Wine-Making

    1 season

    Epic in scope, this multi-generation, globe-trotting saga covers not only the entire gamut of wine making, but wine's place in a treacherously globalized and hyper-marketed world. From the billionaire power brokers of Napa Valley, to the aristocratic rivalries of competing Florentine dynasties, t...

  • The Last Tycoons (series)

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    Exploring how a host of groundbreaking films were made, THE LAST TYCOONS is an eight-part series on the history of French cinema from the postwar era to New Wave and beyond – told from a unique angle.

    When film credits roll most people focus on the stars of the show. Not Florence Strauss. She...

  • Communist Trilogy

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    "What happens when you take an independent American filmmaker, a fetish for Communist memorabilia, and subtract all irony? Pretty much the films of Jim Finn." —Filmmaker Magazine

    This trilogy of films is part of MoMA's permanent collection.

  • Standing on Sacred Ground

    1 season

    Indigenous communities around the world and in the U.S. resist threats to their sacred places--the original protected lands--in a growing movement to defend human rights and restore the environment.

    In this four-part documentary series from the producer of IN THE LIGHT OF REVERENCE, native peopl...

  • Future Food

    1 season

    With 9 billion people on planet Earth in the year 2050, this 6-part series examines how we will feed ourselves in the 21st century. Tonight there will be 219,000 new mouths to feed at the world's dinner table -- that's 80 million more people over the next year. In the year 2050, there will be 9 ...

  • A Game of Three Halves (series)

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    Directed by Matthew Bate & Case Jernigan • Documentary & Animation • 2021 • 23 minutes

    A five-part animated series that uses the unbridled creativity of handcrafted animation to reveal funny, profound, and illuminating stories from inside the world of football fandom. Premiered at Hot Docs 2021.

  • Food for Thought

    1 season

    In the series, Food for Thought, seven young people start a dialogue with seven philosophers. As food is simply the best way to connect with one another, we cook and eat together while reflecting on crucial life questions. By bringing philosophy into the kitchen, we put theory into practice: we t...

  • A History of the European Working Class (series)

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    The working class has played an essential part of European countries’ history – through revolutions, wars and social progress. In four episodes of a spectacular tale, this show reminds us of what our societies owe to the workers’ movements and its struggles.

    The story begins in the 18th century,...